The artwork features 888,246 ceramic poppies encircling the Tower. Each poppy represents a British military fatality during the war.

The installation not only creates a spectacular display visible from all around the Tower but also a location for personal reflection. The scale of the installation reflects the magnitude of such an important centenary, by creating a powerful visual commemoration.

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If you are travelling to and from the Tower of London, please plan ahead and allow extra time for your journey.

Tube and rail travel advice

  • Tower Hill station is expected to be busy. If travelling to the Tower of London, customers are advised to use Aldgate, Aldgate East, Tower Gateway, Bank and London Bridge stations, which are a short walk away
  • To plan ahead on the day visit Journey Planner
  • For the latest information on Tube, DLR and London Overground services follow @TfLTravelAlerts on Twitter

Walking routes from stations

Bus travel advice 

River travel advice

  • Tower Millennium Pier is likely to be busier than usual. Allow extra time for journeys or take alternative routes if possible
  • For the latest information on TfL's river services follow @TfLRiver on Twitter

Road travel advice - drivers

  • Drivers are advised not to drive to the Tower of London area if possible. If driving is your only option, be aware that extensive parking bay suspensions are in place. Please ensure you check the signage before parking
  • View current disruptions. For the latest information on how London roads are operating, check before you travel and follow @TfLTrafficNews on Twitter

Road travel advice - cyclists